VDI Simplified: Desktops in the Cloud


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This Desktone hosted webinar features IDC's Enterprise Virtualization Software Sr. Analyst Ian Song will discussing how businesses can elevate their desktops to the cloud easily and affordably. Desktops are ripe for change. Windows 7 migrations, mobile devices and cost overruns are driving businesses to seek an affordable and flexible alternative. Until now, cost and complexity have been barriers to implementing traditional Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) solutions.

IDC and Desktone discuss the dynamics of the cloud, eliminating barriers to VDI, & benefits of moving desktops to the cloud. By moving desktops to a cloud-hosted service model, instead of an internally deployed and managed data center, companies can realize all the promised benefits of desktop virtualization—centralized management, improved data security and simplified deployment— without the exorbitant cost, limitations or hassles of VDI.

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  • IDC categorizes Client Virtualization consists of four technologies:Centralized Virtual Desktops (CVD, or commonly known as CVD)Distributed Virtual DesktopApplication VirtualizationVirtual User SessionDesktop Virtualization is a subset of Client Virtualization that consists of Centralized Virtual Desktop and Distributed Virtual Desktop
  • 2001 is whenClient Virtualization coming out of the chasm and into the early majority stage
  • Move the stale desktop market to the cloud just as the server market has happenedDesktone’s cloud DaaS model eliminates cost and complexityDesktop clouds give enterprises the full benefits of VDI, without the costs or risksEnterprises outsource the deployment and operationsDaaS reduces the technical expertise required
  • VDI Simplified: Desktops in the Cloud

    1. 1. Desktops in the Cloud: VDI Simplified<br />Ian Song, Sr. Research Analyst, IDC<br />David Grant, Vice President Desktone<br />
    2. 2. Interact with us during the Webinar…<br />Tweet @Desktone with your questions / comments to interact with us during today’s webinar<br />Try a cloud hosted virtual desktop: http://bit.ly/desktopfreetrial<br />
    3. 3. Technology overview and trend<br />Client virtualization limitations<br />Desktop cloud overview<br />Guidance and summary<br />Desktone introduction<br />3<br />Agenda<br />
    4. 4. Client and Desktop Virtualization<br />Client Virtualization<br />Desktop Virtualization<br />Source: IDC<br />
    5. 5. State of Desktop Virtualization<br />Close to crossing<br />Source: Geoffrey Moore’s Crossing the Chasm<br />
    6. 6. Drivers for Adoption <br />Customer Cases:<br />A financial firm securely outsource software development to India with CVD <br />A hospital was able to improve doctor’s efficiency through reducing desktop logon time with virtual desktops<br />An insurance fund estimated a hardware savings of $1,200 per PC virtualized<br />Source: IDC VCC Mutliclient Study 2010<br />6<br />
    7. 7. CVD Market Snapshot<br />7<br /><ul><li>The CVD market is in full growth mode
    8. 8. Customer becoming more aware of the capabilities of CVD
    9. 9. Most production CVD implementations are in large organizations
    10. 10. Much of the growth is driven by incentives
    11. 11. Many CVD licenses remains un-deployed for years</li></ul>Source: IDC VCC Mutliclient Study 2010<br />
    12. 12. Technology overview and trend<br />Client virtualization limitations<br />Desktop cloud overview<br />Guidance and summary<br />8<br />Agenda<br />
    13. 13. Limitations of Client Virtualization<br />9<br /><ul><li>High cost of deployment
    14. 14. Cost savings take to long to arrive
    15. 15. Somewhat complex
    16. 16. Solutions not suitable for smaller organization
    17. 17. Shared user environment
    18. 18. Windows server user experience
    19. 19. Highly inflexible
    20. 20. Relatively poor performance
    21. 21. Not as secure</li></ul>Source: IDC<br />
    22. 22. Costs of Deploying CVD<br />10<br />Datacenter Costs:<br /><ul><li>Server hardware
    23. 23. Networking hardware
    24. 24. Hypervisor license
    25. 25. Advanced management software
    26. 26. Optimization software</li></ul>Storage Costs:<br /><ul><li>Additional physical storage
    27. 27. CVD storage optimization
    28. 28. Management solution</li></ul>Other Costs:<br /><ul><li>HVAC adjustments
    29. 29. Additional power consumption
    30. 30. Training</li></ul>A full CVD environment make less and less financial sense as the target organization becomes smaller and smaller<br />Source: IDC<br />
    31. 31. Technology overview and trend<br />Client virtualization limitations<br />Desktop cloud overview<br />Guidance and summary<br />11<br />Agenda<br />
    32. 32. Desktop Cloud (Desktop as a Service)<br />12<br />Source: IDC<br />
    33. 33. Benefits of Desktop Cloud<br />Organizational benefits<br /><ul><li>Quick to market
    34. 34. No onsite infrastructure or expertise necessary
    35. 35. No disruption to current datacenter infrastructure
    36. 36. Drastically lower the initial CAPEX commitment
    37. 37. Better internal virtual machine management
    38. 38. Reduced end point costs through BYO model and prolong existing desktop fleet
    39. 39. Simplified management
    40. 40. End point device agnostic
    41. 41. Improved desktop environment flexibility</li></ul>End user benefits<br /><ul><li>Enable BYO model
    42. 42. Wider variety of support devices
    43. 43. Access to desktop anywhere
    44. 44. Shorter service request turnaround
    45. 45. Less concern about hardware failure, data loss
    46. 46. Generally improved satisfaction with company IT</li></li></ul><li>14<br />Organization Looking at Desktop Virtualization<br />QA3a. How many PCs would you estimate your entire company to have? <br /><ul><li>SMBs and smaller mid-sized companies are very interested in desktop virtualization
    47. 47. Existing CVD solutions are not well suited for smaller organizations
    48. 48. SMBs typically don’t have the resource or expertise to handle desktop virtualization
    49. 49. SMB datacenters are ill-suited to handle the demand of desktop virtualization
    50. 50. Desktop cloud can present a cost-effective solution for the SMB segment</li></ul>N=208, 2010 IDC VCC Multiclient Study<br />
    51. 51. When Does Desktop Cloud Make Sense?<br />15<br /><ul><li>Small and medium organization with limited resources
    52. 52. Larger organizations for specific use cases
    53. 53. Organizations that have remote workers, or offer tele-commute
    54. 54. Companies that don’t have a datacenter or an un-virtualized datacenter
    55. 55. Companies that want to reduce the complexities of desktop management
    56. 56. Companies that want to reduce the overall operational costs of desktop management
    57. 57. Companies that don’t have too many specialized applications</li></li></ul><li>How to Move to the Desktop Cloud<br />16<br />Source: IDC<br />
    58. 58. Barriers to Desktop Cloud<br /><ul><li>Desktop cloud solution is still a nascent technology
    59. 59. Service providers unsure about desktop cloud interests and unwilling to make big datacenter investments
    60. 60. User experience across WAN some times not up to par with on-premise CVD solutions
    61. 61. There aren’t many options available in terms of hosting flexibilities
    62. 62. Confusing Windows licensing
    63. 63. Off premise data security still a concern
    64. 64. Availability and reliability still unproven</li></ul>17<br />
    65. 65. 18<br />Summary<br /><ul><li>Existing physical desktop environment can create risk, increase costs and make IT less flexible
    66. 66. Desktop virtualization solutions currently available are not well suited for medium and small organizations
    67. 67. Cost of implementation is the biggest issue
    68. 68. Lack of solutions agility may limit usefulness
    69. 69. Desktop cloud can address many shortcomings of desktop virtualization
    70. 70. Implementing desktop cloud still requires careful planning, assessment and testing
    71. 71. Pick a partner that offers ease to start and scalability to grow</li></li></ul><li>©2009 Desktone, Inc. All rights reserved. <br />Desktone’s Solution<br />
    72. 72. … but major BARRIERS exist<br />Traditional VDI Reality<br />©2011 Desktone, Inc. All rights reserved. <br />Start upHuge up-front costs<br />Many moving partsComplex to design & build <br />Operationally intensiveDifficult to maintain<br />Is it strategicDo you want to be building and managing data centers<br />
    73. 73. Cloud-Based Desktops (DaaS)<br />Business Benefits<br />Desktop Cloud<br /><ul><li>IT-friendly
    74. 74. Device independence
    75. 75. Lower TCO
    76. 76. Low cash out = low risk
    77. 77. 100% customersatisfaction</li></ul>From Any Device<br />From Any Location<br />FIXED<br />TELEWORKERS<br />PARTNERS &<br />SUPPLIERS<br />TEMPORARY OFFICES<br />BRANCH OFFICES<br />
    78. 78. VDI vs. Cloud Based Desktops<br />DaaS<br />VDI<br />
    79. 79. Desktone Overview<br />Who we are<br />Software company delivering cloud-hosted virtual desktop infrastructure (VDI)<br />Optimized, tested & deployed with the worlds largest companies and service providers<br />Background<br />Only virtual desktop solution built from the ground up for the cloud/DaaS delivery model<br />Solutions Include<br />Cloud-hosted desktop service for enterprises -- Desktone Cloud<br />Platform for service providers -- Desktone Cloud Platform<br />Founded 2007<br />Footprint Global<br />Partners 15<br />
    80. 80. Desktone Delivers<br />Client Manages<br />How it Works<br /><ul><li> High Performance Network
    81. 81. Secure & Compliant</li></ul>IT Shared Resources<br /><ul><li> Centralized management & reporting
    82. 82. Provisioning on demand</li></ul>Network Connection (VPN)<br /><ul><li> Active Directory
    83. 83. User Data
    84. 84. Storage</li></ul>Remote Display<br />End User Devices<br /><ul><li>Personalized desktops
    85. 85. Bring your own licenses</li></ul>Access Anywhere<br />©2011 Desktone, Inc. All rights reserved. <br />
    86. 86. 25<br />25<br />Questions<br />Ian Song<br />Sr. Research Analyst, IDC <br />isong@idc.com<br />(508) 988-6883<br />David Grant<br />VP, Desktone<br />david.grant@desktone.com<br />(978) 710-0170<br />